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The start of the school year in Charlotte is always a busy time for families! New schedules, shopping for school supplies, arranging car pools or scrutinizing bus schedules is all a part of the rush of a new school year.

Then, there is the after school worries!

Working moms and dads often have the uncomfortable decision of what to do when school ends and their child is still young enough to need supervision.

South Charlotte offers many options to worried parents with after school opportunities for kids!

The local YMCA offers terrific after school programs that often include transportation! The Harris YMCA and Morrison YMCA in Ballantyne offer programs five days a week until 6-6:30. Not only do your kids have a safe, friendly environment to complete homework, but they can also participate in activities like Zumba and Mad Science!

Kids’ Club in Blakeney is owned and operated by Tricia Cothman. Knowing that a former , Char-Meck assistant principal and a 4th term State Representative is the owner and operator of Kids’ Club should be reassuring to all nervous parents! Kids’ Club is an hourly, drop-off care facility for kids ages 2-10. Weekday hours are great: M-TH 8:30-8:30 and Fridays 8:30-10:00!


If your child is happiest when participating in the arts, South Charlotte offers classes for your blossoming Van Goughs and Meryl Streeps! Small Hands Big Art on Ardrey Kell Road offers classes for younger children as well as 9-14 year olds. Students learn about famous artists and elements of art while exploring their individual creative processes. Most classes in the 9-14 age range begin at 3:45.

Your precious drama queens and kings can enjoy expressing themselves at Drama Kids at Elevation Blakeney on Blakeney Professional Drive. School age kids 5-18 years old can learn dramatic elements from speech to dramatic movement and improvisation.


Little engineers in Charlotte may want to investigate Bricks 4 Kidz, a Lego themed after school program offered at many South Charlotte private and public schools. Kids learn to build everything from motorized vehicles to famous buildings.


The Jewish community Center on Providence road in South charlotte offers a J-Team after school program for kids K-5! Academic, creative and recreational activities will keep your young ones active and safe after school until 6:00pm! The J-Team even offers pickup from local elementary schools.


Charlotte is a family town with family values! South Charlotte families have the peace of mind of knowing n they have the best schools in Charlotte and the best options for safe and nurturing care after the school day ends!